Winnetka 17-year-old charged with sexual assault
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office charged in October a teenager from Winnetka with two counts of aggravated sexual assault.
Because the alleged offender is 17 years old, according to a spokesperson from the state’s attorney’s office, authorities are not disclosing the individual’s identity.
The Record is also choosing not to identify the juvenile at this point in the investigation, and the Winnetka Police Department would not comment on the arrest of a minor.
The teenager first appeared in Cook County criminal court on Oct. 23 in front of Judge Daryl Jones, who “made a finding of probable cause,” the state’s attorney’s office said.
Reportedly against the state’s objections, the court released the juvenile from custody with a curfew of 9:30 p.m.
A restraining order prohibiting the individual from contacting the victim in the case was also issued to the accused.
The juvenile appeared in court again on Oct. 25, when he was represented by Raymond Rudnick, an attorney with Kelleher and Holland, a law firm with offices in North Barrington and Waukegan.
Rudnick told The Record that his client is back in school but did not confirm which school or if the accused is physically in a school building.
Rudnick declined to provide details of the charges but said the alleged incident did not happen in 2021.
The Record was unable to obtain court documents as of press time (Monday, Nov. 8).
The charged juvenile will be back in Cook County court on Dec. 6 in Skokie for a status hearing, the state’s attorney’s office said.
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